McIntosh Family Historical Restoration Fund

McIntosh Family Historical Restoration Fund

From Michael L MCINTOSH

The Fund has been established to rehabilitate and preserve the historic African American Lilly’s Chapel Cemetery and Island Grove Cemetery in rural NC.

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Over the past two decades these historic sites have deteriorated, been damaged and vandalized, and are in desperate need of not only restoration but a plan to maintain them in the future. Cemeteries and graves are important historical features of our African-American cultural landscape and reflect a human need for a hallowed site of remembrance. Cemeteries are communal expressions of observance and are the outgrowths of the communities that create them. Lilly’s Chapel & Island Grove Cemeteries are a focal point for the African-American family, community, our religion, and ethnic celebrations that honor the dead and foster a sense of group identity among the living. We are soliciting your support of this important plan to restore and preserve these Historic Treasures. A Cemetery Preservation Plan has been developed and we need your financial support.

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